One of my readers, recently commented privately to me, that "sometimes you need to open the door when you hit the wall".
"Opening the Door" means looking out at new options and opportunities. It can also mean taking a look outside for awhile and then deciding to step back to where you feel comfortable and at home. Sometimes it is nothing ventured, nothing gained. Then again, it can be a useful exercise to review and analyze where you are now.
Check out my earlier post on Hitting the Wall.